- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 19, 2001

TODAYS HEADLINERS
Cato Institute news conference — 9 a.m. — The Cato Institute holds a news conference to release "Economic Freedom of the World: 2001 Annual Report," which ranks 123 countries on economic liberty. Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.
Radical feminism news conference — 1 p.m. — Concerned Women for America holds a news conference to expose radical feminists agenda and funding. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/488-7000.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Noon Attends a Days of Remembrance ceremony commemorating the Holocaust, Capitol Rotunda
3 p.m. — Meets with Argentine President Fernando de la Rua, Oval Office of the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT
Not available.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.
2 p.m. — Treasury Department issues the Treasury Statement (The "Monthly Budget") for March 2001. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
9 a.m. — U.S. Coast Guard holds a meeting of the national offshore safety advisory committee. Location: Rooms 3200-3204, NASSIF Building, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/267-0214.
11 a.m. — International Trade Commission holds a meeting to discuss pending business matters. Location: Room 101, 500 E St. SW. Contact: 202/205-2000.

SUPREME COURT
No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE
Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
Community service project — all day — The American University (AU) Chapter of Habitat for Humanity kicks off construction on "The House that AU Built." Location: Corner of Montello and Simms NE. Contact: 202/885-5935.
Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services conference — all day The Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services holds its semiannual conference. Location: Sheraton Premiere, 8661 Leesburg Pike, McLean. Contact: 703/697-2122.
Highlights — 9 a.m. — Charles Cragin, acting undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, and Gen. Henry H. Shelton, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, participate in an outdoor celebration, Women in Military Service for America Memorial, Arlington.
Childrens Defense Fund conference — 8 a.m. — The Childrens Defense Fund holds its annual national conference 2001, "Leave No Child Behind: Transforming the World for Children." Location: Washington Hilton Hotel and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 800/233-1200.
Black churches and political leadership conference — 9 a.m. — Conference on "Black Churches and Political Leadership in the New Millennium."
Highlights — 9 a.m. — The Rev. Al Sharpton, Martin Luther King III, the Revs. Eugene Rivers, Barbara Reynolds and Angelique Walker-Smith, moderator, Town Hall Meeting, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. News conference at same site at 10 a.m.
2 p.m. — Opening session, Sheraton National Hotel, Columbia Pike and Washington Boulevard, Arlington. Contact: 888/484-1963.
Wreath-laying ceremony —10:02 a.m. — No Greater Love holds a wreath-laying ceremony on the sixth anniversary of the Oklahoma City federal building bombing to remember its 168 victims. Location: No Greater Love Memorial Tree and Stone to Terrorism Victims, Section 59, Arlington National Cemetery. Contact: 202/783-4665.
Awards ceremony — 11 a.m. The Justice Departments Office of Victims of Crime holds a ceremony to present the 2001 Crime Victim Service awards, the highest federal award for outstanding service to crime victims. Attorney General John Ashcroft participates. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/616-3534.
Concert — 12:15 p.m. — The National Building Museum presents Music in the Great Hall, featuring U.S. Army Blues jazz ensemble performing big band favorites and contemporary jazz selections. Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.
Judicial Watch news conference — 1 p.m. — Judicial Watch holds a news conference to make a major announcement with Russell Verney, founding chairman of the Reform Party. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/646-5172.
Book research lecture — 2 p.m. — American University sponsors a lecture on how Library of Congress resources were used to research a book "Yellow Journalism: Puncturing the Myths, Defining the Legacies." The speaker is W. Joseph Campell, author and professor at American University. Location: Library of Congress National Digital Library Learning Center. Contact: 202/885-5952.
Dedication ceremony 4— p.m. H—oward University holds a ceremony to dedicate its new Family and Community Resource and Research Center. Location: 1511 Fourth St. NW. Contact: 202/806-9074.


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